It was built with a combination of funds, including a $250,000 state grant, $50,000 from the St. Clair County Commission and $160,000 from the city.
Another $5,000 for furnishings or other use to be determined by the mayor and city council is on its way from state Rep. Blaine Galliher, who was on hand for the ribbon cutting.
As St. Clair County Commissioner Ken Crowe pointed out, putting together the funds to build a new community center is quite a feat in the current economic climate. “They have done a good job with their money,” Crowe said.
They certainly have.